Hayley Barker (b. 1973) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA from the University of Oregon and her MFA from the University of Iowa. Recent solo exhibitions include The Ambassadors (Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland: 2016), Plants Bodies Stars (Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles: 2016) and Apparition Hill (Charles A. Hartmann Fine Art, Portland: 2014). Barker's works have appeared in group exhibitions at Rainmaker Gallery (Portland: 2017), Gallery Protocol (Gainesville, FL: 2017), Dalton Warehouse (Los Angeles: 2017), Egyptian Art and Antiques (Los Angeles: 2016), Disjecta (Portland: 2013), and The Art Gym (Portland: 2009). Barker co-curated Women on the Fence (Mothership Festival, Desert Hot Springs: 2016) and her work has been featured in numerous publications such as New American Paintings and The Harvard Divinity Bulletin Her work was named the best show in Portland of 2014 by Art Ltd. magazine and has been reviewed in Art in America, Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, and Visual Arts Source.